Andrew performed a one million volt keyboard solo through David Blaine’s body on Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at Pier 54 in New York City, describing the experience as “the party-est thing I’ve ever done!”
In case you missed the live streaming event, “Electrified,” it is now available in archived video for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy Andrew’s electrifying keyboard solo above and his visit inside the tesla coil dome with David Blaine.
Andrew W.K. has announced he’s teaming up with David Blaine, for a truly electrifying performance. As part of Blaine’s Ultrabook Experience event, Electrified, Andrew will perform a unique keyboard solo using a tesla coil powered instrument in which David Blaine will be imprisoned as 1,000,000 volts of party music surge through his body. Presented by Intel, Electrified will find the master magician this weekend standing on a 20-foot-high platform at Hudson River Park Pier 54 in New York, surrounded by seven towering metallic orbs – or tesla coils – that will stream 1 million volts of electricity around him for 3 days and 3 nights. The sounds W.K. creates with this groundbreaking new musical instrument will send electric currents through Blaine’s entire body!
Andrew had the following to say about partaking in Blaine’s latest adventure:
“A 1,000,000 volt keyboard??? This is absolutely a once in a lifetime musical experience and probably the most dangerous musical instrument ever created! I’m absolutely electrified and terrified by the opportunity to play a keyboard solo with so much energy, and to use this incredibly powerful device to send a musical surge through David’s brain! I just hope he can withstand my high-powered party piano playing!”
Andrew’s electric keyboard solo will take place this Sunday, October 7th, at West Street/11th Avenue and 13th Street in downtown Manhattan at 7:30pm. Audiences around the world will also be able to control the Tesla coils through Ultrabook stations in cities worldwide, while the entire event will be continuously live-streamed at www.youtube.com/electrified.
Popular Science – “Chanting “Party Hard” While A Man Gets Zapped With A Million Volts.“
The Detroit News – “Watch: Andrew W.K. Electrocutes David Blaine, Or Something.“
Brooklyn Vegan – “Watch Andrew W.K. Blast Electricity At David Blaine, Or Something Like That.“
Baeble Music – “Andrew W.K. Jolts David Blaine.“
Paper – “Andrew W.K.’s High-Voltage Show.“
Los Angeles Times – “Andrew W.K. To Jolt David Blaine With Electric Keyboard Solo.“
Dying Scene – “Andrew W.K. Will Electrocute David Blaine (With A Keyboard).“
Contact Music – “Andrew W.K. To Zap Illusionist David Blaine.“